Students see necessity for the university to provide free feminine hygiene products in campus facilities following the national discourse on the high cost and inaccessibility of tampons and pads. ILLUSTRATION BY BRIGID KING/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Efforts to “free the tampon” spur BU students’ interest

The recent national conversation around the high cost of feminine hygiene products have led students at higher education institutions to speak out in favor of having free products on campus to increase accessibility and erase the stigma around menstruation. Students at The University of Arizona, the University of California, Los Angeles, Emory University and Columbia University have publicly demanded free […]

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Andrew Cho, President of BU Student Government, brings up recent issues involving diversity on campus at Tuesday night’s meeting in the Photonics building. PHOTO BY ERIN BILLINGS/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

SG Senate meeting addresses recent Hillel controversy, recurring initiatives

Two Boston University Student Government senators from the Florence and Chafetz Hillel House raised concerns to SG President Andrew Cho during a Senate meeting Monday about a recent controversy surrounding Hillel. The argument began when Cho, a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences, spoke in his President’s Address at the beginning of the meeting about a group of […]

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A student writes on the blackboard during a Student Government Executive Board election campaign kick-off event Monday. PHOTO BY LEXI PLINE/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Slates meet and greet begins SG election campaigns

Members of the three slates running in the Boston University Student Government Executive Board election gathered Monday for a meet and greet with the BU community in the George Sherman Union Link. The running slates — BU Recharged, Clean Slate and NewBU — interacted and passed out fliers to passersby and listened to students’ concerns during the Student Elections Commission-hosted […]

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Students gathered in Metcalf Hall Monday afternoon for BU’s Fresh Check Day to celebrate health and wellness on campus. PHOTO BY BETSEY GOLDWASSER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Exhibition introduces community to multiple wellness resources on campus

Seventeen wellness-focused Boston University student and health groups gathered Monday at the first BU Fresh Check Day to increase the number of conversations and confront the stigma of mental health among college students. The exhibition, held in the George Sherman Union’s Metcalf Hall, included booths representing the Sexual Assault Response and Prevention Center, Peer Health Exchange and the Fitness and […]

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MASSCreative, an advocacy group for the arts, launched the #HuntingtononHuntington campaign on social media Wednesday in response to the possible purchase of the Boston University playhouse by an investment group. PHOTO BY ERIN BILLINGS/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

BU Theatre on Huntington Avenue sold after six-month-long process

The Boston University-owned BU Theatre on 264 Huntington Ave., which was put on the market in October, was sold after a six-month-long process, according to BU’s Senior Vice President of Operations Gary Nicksa. The $25 million dollar revenue from the property will go toward the new theater art facility on Commonwealth Avenue. “Right now, we’re in the early stages of […]

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Multiple slates begin their campaigns for BU Student Government E-board Monday. PHOTO BY MADDIE MALHOTRA/DAILY FREE PRESS

Three slates announce candidacy for BU SG E-board election

Slates BU Recharged, Clean Slate and NewBU announced their candidacy Monday for the Boston University Student Government Executive Board election, marking the beginning of an array of campaign activities. Former Judicial Commissioner Louis Vitti is running as BU Recharged’s presidential candidate alongside candidates Laura Davis, a sophomore in the College of Communication, as Vice President; Anai Sanchez, a junior in […]

By Joseph Martorana· · 2 comments · Campus, News
The BU School of Law jumped six spaces to No. 20 on the most recent U.S. News & World Report law school rankings released on Wednesday. PHOTO BY BRIAN SONG/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

BU School of Law climbs the rank for third consecutive year

Continuing a rise in ranking for its third consecutive year, Boston University’s School of Law was tied with the University of Iowa for the 20th best law school in the 2017 U.S. News and World Report Best Graduate Schools ranking released Wednesday. Climbing the ranks from the 26th best law school in 2016, the School of Law’s Health Care Law, […]

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Kilachand Honors College director announces resignation

In a Friday email sent to the Arvind and Chandan Nandlal Kilachand Honors College community, Charles Dellheim announced his official resignation of the Directorship of the Kilachand Honors College, effective December 31, 2016. In the email, Dellheim wrote that he hopes to return to teach in Kilachand in the future. “Leaving Kilachand will be hard — I am going to […]

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Visiting Irish psychiatrist Kevin Malone speaks at the "Stop the Silence" event held in Photonics Thursday night. PHOTO BY SAVANAH MACDONALD/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Efforts to decrease stigma around suicide discussed in “Stop the Silence”

Stigma surrounding suicide in Ireland was highlighted through a collaboration of socially conscious art and research in “Stop the Silence,” a Thursday evening presentation in the Boston University Photonics Center. Psychiatrist Kevin Malone and artist Seamus McGuinness presented their research collaboration under the project “Lived Lives” to demonstrate the rising suicide rate in Ireland among people under the age of […]

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Four demands have been posed in response to police ejecting a number of students at the “All Students, All Israel Think Tank,” event held at Florence and Chafetz Hillel House Jan. 28. PHOTO BY SARAH SILBIGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Student activists release four demands in response to “discrimination”

A number of Boston University students announced four demands directed toward the BU administration and BU Hillel following a Jan. 28 incident in which they claim to have been removed from the Florence and Chafetz Hillel House due to “discrimination against [their] racial backgrounds,” according to a Wednesday release sent to The Daily Free Press. The first demand requested a […]

By Sekar Krisnauli· · 8 comments · Campus, News